NASTAR & Recreational Racing


NASTAR is a public racing program that provides recreational racers with an opportunity to compare their ability to the fastest member of the US Ski Team (USST). NASTAR is the largest recreational ski race program in the world, developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, and is available at over 120 of the nation’s premier resorts. This fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another, regardless of when and where they race. This is accomplished by establishing the National Standard on each NASTAR course, and through a racer handicap system. Each time you race NASTAR, you could win a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the handicap you earn.

Cataloochee NASTAR Public Racing begins Saturday, January 11, slopes permitting and runs 9am-11am.  Registration and credit card payment can be taken at the Ticket Center on the lower level of the lodge, cash payment and registration can be done at the top of the race course in the Race Shack.  NASTAR pre-registration is available online at All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass is required to participate.


  • $10.00  / 2 Runs
  • $20.00 / Unlimited Runs

2020 Thursday Night Adult Race League

Open to everyone 18 and older, Cataloochee will be hosting the Cataloochee Thursday Night Race League beginning January 9,  2020. Races will be held each Thursday evening and all races begin at 7pm.

Race dates are the following:

  • Thursday, January 9
  • Thursday, January 16  CANCELED
  • Thursday, January 23
  • Thursday, January 30
  • Thursday, February 6
  • Thursday, February 13
  • Thursday, February 20
  • Thursday, February 27

Individuals will race against the clock on a modified GS or Slalom course for the better of two runs. Top three challengers in both men’s and women’s age divisions will win some great prizes! Age categories are 18-20, 21-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & up and over for both men and women. Helmets and goggles are required. Helmets are available for rental. Registration is open from 6 until 7:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm and ends when all racers have had two runs or 8:30pm, which ever comes first. Awards immediately following race conclusion.

Thursday Night Race League Rates:

  • $15.00  Race Only
  • $35.00 Race and Night Lift Ticket (6 -10pm)